Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Potted History

Something of a companion piece to go with my last post. In response to a claim that Obama had been put through the wringer by the press for the past four years-

Really? Did I miss the 60 Minutes report on Obama's relationship with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers? The New York Times investigation into the deals Obama made with convicted felon Tony Rezko? The Dateline look at ACORN and what "community organizers" really do?

Dick Cheney has been put through the journalistic wringer. For Barack Obama it's been more like a journalistic shampoo, facial and massage.

The current argument that Palin is too inexperienced to be Vice President seems to be that everything she's ever done cannot possibly compare to the brilliance of Barack Obama's relentless pursuit of power campaign for President.

I must have missed the memo explaining that taking part in a popularity contest based on nebulous goals and outlandish promises of success, with nothing to indicate any capability of delivering on any of them, while aided and abetted by a willing media equated the ability to run the most powerful nation on Earth.

But there you go- winning the Democrat Primary is apparently better training for the White House than governing a whole State.

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